Newborn babies taking their first steps into Christmas at Broomfield Hospital this Christmas Eve and Christmas Day will all receive a gift from the team on the ward.
New mums and dads may not be getting any silent nights anytime soon, but staff are hoping to bring a little comfort and joy to those being born this festive season.
Each year, Amanda Dixon, Matron and Lead Midwife for Inpatient Services and Su Poole, Post Natal Ward Team Leader, organise and pay for a gift for those needing to stay in hospital between Christmas Eve and Christmas Day night.
Their bundle of joy includes a newborn baby hat or mittens, a Christmas bauble, a keepsake toy and some makeup, and this year also Lush kindly donated some samples to add to the goody bags.
Amanda said: “This is something we’ve done for years, and I love seeing the smiles on everyone’s faces when they receive their gifts. I’d like to thank Lush and everyone who has donated gifts to us throughout the year.”
Su added: “Our gifts include something for the newborn child, as well as the new parent, which I hope they can all enjoy. It’s lovely being part of this each Christmas.”